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Re: Your recommendations please

  • Subject: Re: Your recommendations please
  • From: Linda <falkora@smig.net>
  • Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2001 17:06:36 -0500

I don't consider Alvatine Taylor a substitute for Frances Williams at 
all!  This is what I wrote earlier, responding to P.Bracey's earlier 

>I have seen 'Alvatine Taylor' recommended as a replacement for 
>'Frances Williams'...I think it's beautiful, same colors as FW but 
>not as bright, but definitely different...both are needed!

Actually, I have found FW a very nice hosta with very little if any 
burning.  I have Aurora Borealis which is just now mature enough to 
resemble FW, and I have Samurai, still immature.  Josh, I think only 
the color combination of A.Taylor is like FW, and I think both of 
them are wonderful hostas, but different!  I don't have Olive Bailey 
Langdon, but since F.W. seems to be doing very well in my garden I 
have too many other hostas on my want list to get OBL  My FW came 
from Eldren Minks...maybe that's why it is so nice!

>  > Eleanor Holt wrote:
>>  I've noted Linda's recommendation of Alvatine Taylor as a substitute
>>  for Frances Williams.  Is there any other hosta which would be a good
>>  stand-in for Frances (and wouldn't burn or scorch or do whatever you
>>  call her unfortunate tendency to discolor)?
>  > Thanks--Eleanor, Northern Illinois
Me writing again (Linda)..amazing how a couple of posts later how 
what you meant to say gets misinterpreted!  Did any of you ever play 
"Simon Says" when you were a kid?  Happens in real life all the time. 
Anyway, P.Bracey, I think you would be happy keeping your Frances 
Williams and adding Alvatine Taylor!
Linda Kofstad
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